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Toyota Avalon, Lexus ES 350
#81 of 268 Re: 2007 Avalon vs. 2000 Avalon vs. ES350 [rogerdougcan]
Jan 02, 2007 (9:30 pm)
Roger , I have been reading the post about the Toyota Navigation and you are correct about the Nav. profiling . As my health have been failing my wife and I don't travel long distances or strange places anymore. I would rather have the parking sensors and the traction control instead of the Nav. and save the MSRP of $1900.00.
I would also like the XM Radio , Body side molding ( you would think this would be standard), and maybe larger wheels and tires.
Do you have an opinion about the larger wheels and tires ?? Size 18"
Another annoying thing is Toyoguard for $699.00.
For you and your family a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.
#82 of 268 Re: ? [zekeman1]
Jan 03, 2007 (10:56 am)
Whoops, my bad...dunno what I was thinking.
#83 of 268 Re: 2007 Avalon vs. 2000 Avalon vs. ES350 [luckylou]
Jan 03, 2007 (7:34 pm)
Hi Lou: I think your decision on the Navi in the Avalon is wise, it is not worth the cost. I have never tried either the XM or Sirius radio service, so it is not a big deal for me, even though my XLS is wired for satellite radio. The traction control is a must for me, but I did not get the parking sensors. I did trade in a 2006 Honda Ridgeline for this Avalon, mainly because the Ridgeline was hard to park in the city and hard to see to change lanes. Based on what I have read in other posts, I am leaning towards getting the body side moldings. I kept the regular sized wheels and am not in favor of changing the wheel sizes, unless the vehicle is designed to handle those changes. I did purchase an extended warranty at dealer cost for 5 years and 120,000 kms. Cheers, Roger.
#84 of 268 Re: 2007 Avalon vs. 2000 Avalon vs. ES350 [rogerdougcan]
Jan 04, 2007 (10:08 am)
Roger & Lou: I have the XM Radio and love it--NO COMMERCIALS and the choices of music/nesw/weather and sports is awesome! Best of all--I never lose a station!
#85 of 268 Avalon Limited vs. ES 350.
Jan 14, 2007 (6:05 pm)
After driving an Avalon for the first time this weekend--I am almost ready to put a deposit on a fully loaded Limited (Nav, Bluetooth, etc..). I've owned and driven a lot of cars over 30 years--and the Avalon is one of the best, if not the best cars I've ever driven. The added bonus of limo-like interior space and a trunk that swallows up 2+ golf bags and push carts make it incredibly practical too.
However, I am intrigued by the new '07 Lexus ES350 and would love to hear more from ES 350 owners about their experience with the car before I make my final decision to purchase. The price of the fully loaded Avalon LImited is $38k+ (before negotiation)--the Lexus ES 350-depending on options--seems close.
Important features for me: Quality, comfort, performance, sound system, interior space, practicality (luggage space/trunk size), value, resale value. My wife drives a Volvo XC-90-so we have a large people hauler if necessary. But I routinely carry lots of "stuff", plus my 14 year old, and my new 5 week old (with huge car seat!), golf clubs, etc..etc.. And have been driving an SUV for years.
I like the looks of both cars--and am driving the '07 ES later this week.
#86 of 268 Re: Avalon Limited vs. ES 350. [wbb56]
Jan 23, 2007 (3:17 pm)
Dunno if you've already made your decision, but based on your comments I'd say you should go w/ the Avalon--it is a bit more roomier than the ES 350, and price-wise is a relatively-better overall bargain when compared to the ES. The ES has the advantage over the Avalon in regards to some of the features you listed as being important to you, but it seems that interior space is a very important factor to you...hence my suggestion that you go w/ the Avalon.
#87 of 268 Re: Avalon Limited vs. ES 350. [wbb56]
Jan 23, 2007 (6:17 pm)
Just one note of caution. The Toyota Avalon (all styles/trim levels) cannot be factory equiped with Bluetooth despite having navigation.
#88 of 268 Re: Avalon Limited vs. ES 350. [netwon]
Feb 20, 2007 (7:07 am)
Funny, I just picked up my new 2007 Avalon Limited with bluetooth installed. I ordered it with bluetooth. The dealer didn't have to do anything to it. It arrived from the port with it installed.
#89 of 268 Re: Avalon Limited vs. ES 350. [rpbale]
Feb 20, 2007 (11:10 am)
No offense, but according to Toyota, they don't offer Bluetooth. Are you talking about voice activation of the Nav system?
#90 of 268 Re: Avalon Limited vs. ES 350. [airboss]
Feb 20, 2007 (11:28 am)
They may say they don't offer it--but if you do a search for vehicles from their website--one of the options you can choose is Bluetooth. Not sure if this a regional thing or not-I'm searching the Southeast region. Could be an option that's installed at the Distribution center. I have spec'd several that include Bluetooth.